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2017-18 CVA Course of Study Handbook – Business, NNDCC & Phys Ed Departments

Business Department

Accounting (College Now)—11th-12th Grade (1 credit/3 college credits)

This course is an introduction to keeping business and financial records and covers the basic accounting cycle. The student will be able to keep a simple set of books upon completion of the course. It is an excellent course for students planning a career in business, finance and/or marketing. Academic students planning on majoring in accounting, business administration or computer science with a focus on business applications in college will find the course extremely beneficial once they are in a college program.

Business Applications/Management—10th-12th Grade (.5 credit)

This course presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance and risk management.

Keyboarding—9th-12th Grade (.5 credit)

This course is designed to increase student keyboarding skill through drill practice and reinforcement of correct techniques. Students will use word processing software to create, format and edit personal and business documents.

Business Law—11th-12th Grade (1 credit)

Students will be introduced to the U.S. legal system, court procedures and jury processes. Studying business and practical law enables students to understand their legal rights and responsibilities as applied to contractual obligations, sales agreements, financial matters, buying and selling real estate and general consumer issues. This activity-centered course presents law from a practical, useful approach as it applies to everyday “real-life” situations. A variety of relevant films, speakers, field trip and activities are planned to reinforce classroom discussion.

Marketing—11th-12th Grade (1 credit)

This core undergraduate business course is designed to provide you with an introduction to marketing. The course focuses on key marketing concepts, the role of marketing within organizations and the role of marketing in society. This course allows students to build foundational marketing skills.

Sport Management—10th-12th Grade (.5 credit)

This course offers students a look at the diverse, expanding field of sport and recreation. It is designed to provide a comprehensive look at the basic organizational structures found in the sport industry. Students will examine applications of managerial concepts and processes, and the ways in which organizations interact with each other and with the government.

Business Math—11th-12th Grade (1 credit)

This course is designed to provide students with skills necessary to apply mathematics to financial operations. Topics include interest and discounts, credit and payments, taxes, financial analysis, statistics, charting and graphing, business operations and geometry. This course will also provide students with a liberal arts math full of relevance and applications. ~ Meets 3rd unit of Math

Sport and Entertainment Management—10th-12th Grade (1 credit)

You will be taken on a step-by-step journey through the world of marketing. Students encounter and learn the key functions of marketing and how they apply to the sports and entertainment world. Students will have the opportunity to create commercials, promotional materials, present sales promotions, etc., related to “real-life” products, services and/or events

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Navy National Defense Cadet Corps Department

Naval Science 1 (1 credit)

PURPOSE: To introduce students to the meaning of citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals; promote an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including physical fitness, a proper diet, and controlling stress; drug awareness; provide the principles of health and first aid, geography and survival skills and an overview of Naval ships and aircraft. These elements are pursued at the fundamental level.

COURSE CONTENT: Includes introduction to the NJROTC program; introduction to Leadership, Citizenship and the American Government; introduction to Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid to include diet, exercise and drug awareness, introduction to Geography, Orienteering, Survival and Map Reading Skills; Financial Skills and introduction to the U. S. Navy.

Naval Science 2 (1 credit)

PURPOSE: To build on the general introduction provided in Naval Science 1, to further develop the traits of citizenship and leadership, and to introduce cadets to the technical areas of naval science and the role of the U. S. Navy in maritime history and the vital importance of the world’s oceans to the continued well-being of the United States. Prerequisite: Naval Science 1

COURSE CONTENT: Includes ongoing instruction into Leadership; introduction to Maritime History, including the American Revolution, Civil War, the rise of the U. S. to world power status, World Wars 1 and 2, the Cold War Era and the 1990s and Beyond; introduction to Nautical Sciences to include Maritime Geography, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Physical Sciences.

Naval Science 3 (1 credit)

PURPOSE: Broaden the understanding of students in the operative principles of military leadership, the concept and significance of teamwork, the intrinsic value of good order and discipline in the accomplishment of objectives, and the importance of sea power and national security. Students gain a more in-depth knowledge of Naval ships and aircraft and an introduction to marine navigation and seamanship. Prerequisite: Naval Science 2

COURSE CONTENT: Includes instruction in Sea Power and National Security, Naval Operations and Support Functions, Military Law, and International Law and the Sea. Provides introduction to Ship Construction and Damage Control, Shipboard Organization and Watch Standing, Basic Seamanship, Marine Navigation, and Naval Weapons and Aircraft. Ongoing instruction in leadership, citizenship and discipline.

Naval Science 4 (1 credit)

PURPOSE: Focused primarily on practical leadership techniques and implementation. The intent is to assist seniors in understanding leadership and improving their leadership skills by putting them in positions of leadership, under supervision, then helping them analyze the reasons for their varying degrees of success throughout the year. Classroom activities include seminars, reading assignments, classroom presentations, and practical work with younger cadets. Seniors are mentored/guided in their preparation for life after high school to include college preparation, scholarship applications, and the variety of choices that are available to them. Prerequisite: Naval Science 3

COURSE CONTENT: Includes instruction in theoretical and applied aspects of leadership, training, and evaluation of performance. Students will become aware of the techniques used to create motivation, develop goals and activities for a work group, and the proper ways to set a leadership example. Students are provided access to ACT/SAT prep courses, guidance in selecting a college and pursuing available scholarships, and mentoring in establishing long range life goals.

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Physical Education Department

Physical Education 9/10—9th-10th Grade (.5 credit)

The program is designed to prepare students in the areas of social leadership, team, and recreational play, working with others, and life-long physical fitness and well-being. Students have instruction to refine and expand the skills taught and developed in most team and individual sports. Opportunities in classes are varied and provide students with the means to safely sample a wide spectrum of activities requiring skills and knowledge.

Physical Education 11/12—11th-12th Grade (.5 credit)

This program places students in a less formal class that emphasizes application of skills mastered and the development of lifelong sports involvement, including an emphasis on wellness and fitness. There are also electives offered as modules within the classes that allow students to develop their own areas of interest.

CPR—10th-12th Grade .25 credit

This hands-on skills training prepares you to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies.

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